Hygrophila pinnatidfida (in vitro) - pinnate water friend
Hygrophila pinnatifida originates from the Indian region and is also known in the German-speaking countries as
Hygrophila pinnatifida develops lobed leaves with a leathery brown top and wine-red underside in the aquarium. This water friend, which clings ideally to stones and roots, grows to a height of 20-40 cm and forms horizontal side shoots. Top shoots should be cut back regularly to maintain the compact growth of the plant. This makes Hygrophila pinnatifida ideal for nano aquariums.
Planted in smaller groups, Hygrophila pinnatidfida is also suitable as a visual eye-catcher and contrasting plant at the same time. In good light conditions, the compact shape of the pinnate water friend is retained thanks to its fairly moderate growth rate. Submerged leaves of Hygrophila pinnatifida - which also likes to grow out of the aquarium under good conditions - are usually olive green to leathery brown on top.
Hygrophila pinnatifida as a perching plant: tie on or glue on
Hygrophila pinnatifida can also be ideally used as a perching plant for layout accentuation. This has made it particularly popular in Japanese natural aquaristics and it has since become a favourite of various artists in the aquascaping scene. Its horizontal side shoots like to attach themselves to decorative stones and roots.
This quite undemanding aquatic friend is not only an interesting aquatic plant that can be very contrasting, especially in combination with other species. Hygrophila pinnatifida can be (gently) wedged between stone or root crevices in just a few easy steps, or with the help of plant glue.
The more regularly the top shoots of Hygrophila pinnatifida are cut off and replanted next to the main plant, the denser the growth of this visually appealing aquatic plant, which should be supplied with CO2.
- Origin: Asia / India
- Popular names: Pinnate Water Lily, Bayed Water Lily.
- Growth rate: Medium
- Height: 15 - 30
- Temperaturbereiche: 18 - 28
- Light requirements: Medium
- CO2 : Medium